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  • penny B
    Molise, Italy66 contributions
    A well set up museum but would have e been nice if there was some reference to peace .
    The show performed by some acrobats was very poorly orchestrated but otherwise everyone enjoyed it.
    More places to sit down, admire and discuss exhibits would be good too.
    Kids enjoyed interacting with exhibits too
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • castle1_10
    Leeds, UK1,342 contributions
    Although living locally it’s a few years since we have walked the park and lake.
    Visited New Year’s Day morning and joined several other families and walkers.
    A good hours plus walk along the pathways plusxx xx around the lake.
    It’s noted that some parts of the pathway are muddy and have rain water on running off the grounds.
    Boating lake and both cafes open today seem well patronised with queuing outside .
    If your into step count we did just shy of 10,000 steps this included a look through the gate at canal gardens.
    Also to note several mobile vans selling hot drinks ice cream near the main lake entrance.
    Parking free but very busy so noting this we parked on Ligett Lane and accessed the park from here.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • Sue00do
    North West England, UK638 contributions
    We took our 6 year old Grandson and briefly introduced him to Henry XIV! (Not easy to explain the Reformation to a 6 year old!) The weather wasn’t great and the ground was muddy in places but the ruins are well preserved and the information boards are well placed. Nice little cafe and shop. As we are not from the area we had to pay which is not a problem, as we think it important to preserve these historical places, but we also paid to go into the Abbey House museum plus parking, it might be a good idea to sell a combined ticket if you are visiting both and reduce the price a little. We will return in the summer when the weather should have improved, a lovely way to spend a few hours in the sunshine, lots of areas to explore!
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • David W
    Huddersfield, UK343 contributions
    We have visited Temple Newsam many times with our grandchildren, enjoyed the playground, the farm and walks around, but never went into the house. This time we returned to have a guided tour of the house, and this was a revelation. We had an excellent guided tour by Josh, informative and fascinating. It was very quiet, being wintertime, restoration and cleaning were in progress, and the light level was low, but we learnt and saw an enormous amount, finishing with the amazing automaton clock. We feel the treasures in the house and the sumptuous interiors could be much more widely publicised.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • BeckyH
    Sheffield, UK40 contributions
    I’m not anti-kids. I have two. The cafe was full of mums and toddlers, bizarre. I can’t understand why you would take someone so young. Quite a few younger kids running about all over. Some of the exhibits and videos aren’t really appropriate for under 10s. We were out within 45 minutes. Glad we have been but I wouldn’t go back.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Andy D
    Ballymore, Ireland37 contributions
    Attended the Strictly show recently and had seats way way up. Thankfully we are 'reasonably fit and healthy' so the long stair climb was not a problem for us, but I'd have to warn people to be careful where they buy seats. Some areas are absolutely not suitable for elderly people or anyone with any issue at all really. I was disappointed that staff were not visibly helpful to anyone - in our area at least. We had a much better experience at the show in the Belfast Arena last year, but then we werent up in the gods there I suppose. I would go again but only if I had seats in a better position. For a dancing exhibition where detail is crucial we were way too high up.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • rjcjtraveller
    Leeds, UK499 contributions
    We’re regular visitors to Roundhay park and after quite a long time revisited Golden acre. Smaller than Roundhay but plenty of interest, wooded areas, flowerbeds, a large lake. Popular with dog walkers. Car parks at either end. And a really nice cafe !
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • alan_uk1953
    Scarborough, UK777 contributions
    We came here to see an opera. The theatre is a fine building with the auditorium being very spectacular. It was our first visit, but we will be back
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Suzy
    12 contributions
    I recently visited Tropical World for the first time in quite a few years. I'm very glad to say it is still a really nice day out in the Leeds area, plenty of animals to see. The butterflies and birds in particular have quite a big area to roam around, making it easy to spend quite a lot of time looking for them.

    When I visited, some enclosures were closed and undergoing refurbishment, however it's good to see the attraction is still open despite this, and I'm intrigued to see what the new arrivals will be.

    The animals and enclosures all seem to be looked after very well. If anything, I would say the butterfly room could be monitored a little more closely, I noticed one had escaped and was flying around near the exit which was a little concerning as I'm sure they need to be in the warm environment set up for them.

    That said, this is overall a good day out with plenty to see, and I'm sure once the refurbishments are complete it will be better than ever!
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • Stephen F
    1 contribution
    Visited The Time Travel Christmas on Saturday, a truly tumultuous day thanks to Storm Elen. Well worth the visit even so. The family enjoyed their visit to Santa , who along with the Snow Fairy were on fine form. The visit to the House was entertaining as we went back in Time and then raced through the decades to the future. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon enhanced by a lovely chocolate brownie.
    Written December 13, 2023
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  • wendy b
    2 contributions
    Had a fantastic visit to the relaxed santa with my grandson , It was amazing that the elves and santa had learned sign language this year , the music was at the perfect level . The only thing that could be improved was the activities leading up to seeing santa it was too long for special needs children . And more relaxed sessions should be added. Keep up the good work Lotherton! It was magical ✨️
    Written December 8, 2023
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  • some o
    Bradford, UK84 contributions
    I always feel a bit fed up that Leeds generally charges a fairly considerable admission for its museums, while it’s much poorer relative Bradford does not. Yes, they are run by multiple different organisations, but I really do feel that anything small and local should be free admission, especially if they claim charitable status or run by local authorities? They can make their money with rip off parking and catering to shaft the middle classes coming from Harrogate etc, surely? Education should be free; cakes and coffee can raise funds by overcharging those daft enough to pay, I’ve no problem with that!

    That said, this is decent value for money, there is plenty to see, and the star attraction, the Victorian streets, are very well done. Thinking about attractions of the same concept, this captures the zeitgeist of the time better than York museum (far dearer) but not a patch on Beamish (very long drive, expensive admission). The displays upstairs are interesting although not fascinating, and there seems to be a focus on health and toys.

    They don’t claim otherwise on their website but I couldn’t find anything much relating to the Abbey over the road or its history? I suppose they don’t want to take visitors off the Abbey itself, but to be honest, with a name like Abbey House and being literally slap bang opposite, I think people could reasonably expect there to be something relating to it? Perhaps I have missed a room or something?

    So overall, yes, well worth a visit. It’s not world class, but for a small local museum, the Victorian streets are an exceptional feature which make a change from the endless glass cabinets full of old tat which such establishments normally hold.
    Written January 23, 2024
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